Duratray chooses Victoria for global HQ, new plant

A leading Latin American international designer and manufacturer of mining equipment Conymet Duratray International has chosen Victoria for its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and global headquarters (pictured).

The company, which makes dump truck bodies and steel and rubber components for haulage in the mining industry will grow its current Victorian footprint by onshoring overseas manufacturing functions and establishing a new innovation division in Melbourne’s south-east.

Duratray has existing facilities in Australia, Chile, the United States, South Africa and Russia and exports to more than 35 countries in five continents.

There are over 2,000 Duratray dump bodies operating globally, ranging in size from 36 to 360 tonnes.

The company intends to develop capabilities at the new plant in the areas of mining data analytics, Internet of Things, machine learning as well as advanced composite materials for its product lines.

Managing Director, Conymet Duratray International Marcelo Medel said: “The support we’ve had from the State Government on many initiatives over the years has been a key enabler for us to develop, expand and grow our business into Australia and the other 34 countries where we export our technology.

“We are committed to support Victoria to become the mining tech hub of Australia, given its strengths in the METS, advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.”

Conymet Duratray International was founded in 1974, and has operated an Australian headquarters in Victoria.

Picture: Invest Victoria

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